Leonard Pitts Jr.: The weighty issue of the day

Oklahoman Published: February 15, 2013
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So it turns out Chris Christie is fat.

If, somehow, that fact had escaped you before, surely it came slamming home last week after he appeared on ”The Late Show with David Letterman.” There was the 50-year-old governor of New Jersey jokingly snacking on a doughnut as the talk-show host — who has taken a jab or two at Christie's weight — gently asked him about his girth. The bit was in keeping with how Christie usually deals with weight-related humor. He seems to feel the best defense is a good fat joke.

The laughter curdled...

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